Re: OTA is free Maybe you live in a basement apartment or want to watch when you're away from home. Or you don't want to erect an antenna. Or you want a cheap DVR.
If you can't open it, you don't own it.
Re: OTA is free
said by ITALIAN926:Both It's OTA TV streamed over the Internet.
Is this thing OTA or not? Or is it being streamed over the internet?
said by ITALIAN926:If I put an OTA receiver in my home that allows me to stream to my networked devices what I choose to receive: Legal, no? That equipment could even be leased from somebody, no? Now how about, instead of me putting that stuff in my home, I lease it all from somebody running it at a remote site? What's the difference?
If this company is streaming their content over the net, theres no way in hell this should be legal.
That's what Aereo is doing: Leasing customers antenna + receiver + DVR + streaming device.
| || |said by HOU923 :Maybe, like us, (some of) your OTA signals are subject to (weather) disruptions, or you're in a location where you cannot reasonably erect an effective antenna? Besides: The base Aereo package gives you 20 hours of cloud-based DVR, and there are mobile apps.
OTA is free. Why should I pay for this?
Here's a couple more things, neither of which occurred to me until after we had the service: We've a TV in the basement. It's not currently in use because the basement isn't currently in use (except for storage). Before, if we'd decided to use that TV, down there, I'd have had to install a splitter, amplifier and a cable run to the basement. Now: Roku box and done . Same for the computer room/home office. Been thinking of putting a small TV in there, for the rare occasions when there was something on I didn't want to miss, but I had Things To Do. So: TV + antenna (which may or may not have worked), or, as with the basement: Splitter, amp and cable run to the opposite corner of the house. Now? My 10" Android tablet
We've been using it for a week, here in the Detroit area. I don't know as I can yet say we've definitely decided to keep it, but I will say it appears to work pretty well.